The Johnny Depp Box Office Weird-O-Meter


Although Johnny Depp is one of Hollywood’s biggest stars, his road to leading man material wasn’t painted with gold. He found his groove over the last thirty years, with a combination of critically-praised hits, modest successes and movies you only remember while scrolling through his filmography. Today, he’s a certifiable box office draw — but the man is not without his element. Depp’s “weird” factor is a defining asset to his career. Really, would any studio hand over millions of bucks to adapt a ’60s era melodrama like Dark Shadows to screen without an anchor like Depp? Not without a producer employing vampiric hypnotism, that’s for sure.

So how much as Depp’s oddness influenced his box office numbers? For that, we turn to the highly scientific Weird-o-Meter:


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After a few years of working behind the scenes on movies and TV shows (and earning an IMDb page for bragging rights), Movies Editor Matt Patches made a hard right into the world of entertainment journalism. In 2009, Patches became the Associate Movies Editor of, departing in 2010 to go rogue as a writer-for-hire. Patches covered movies and festivals for a number of outlets, including Movieline, MTV NextMovie, CinemaBlend, and Film School Rejects, before joining as Movies Editor in 2011. He proudly names "Groundhog Day" as his favorite movie of all time.